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7.1: Display "Filtering by" for tags, author name, etc.?


teresa-t

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In 7.1, if you click on a tag or author name, you basically see the exact same page as the parent collection page but with the filtered results. Unlike 7.0, there is no visual indicator (i.e. text) to tell you what exactly changed and how your results were filtered.

Am I missing something or is there a way to display how exactly you filtered, such as with a "Filtered by tag XXX" in 7.1?

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This is a maddening issue with 7.1. Not only is there a limitation which only allows for categories to be shown in a blog section and NOT tags, but whenever something is filtered there's no way to show a user where they are, like in 7.0.

Even using the fantastic Universal Filter: https://www.squarewebsites.org/products/universal-filter

This seemingly arbitrary limitation feels impossible to solve.

Why Squarespace? Why?!

If anyone has a solution for this I'd like to know.

Thanks!

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On 12/30/2020 at 11:54 AM, mferrini said:

This is a maddening issue with 7.1. Not only is there a limitation which only allows for categories to be shown in a blog section and NOT tags, but whenever something is filtered there's no way to show a user where they are, like in 7.0.

Even using the fantastic Universal Filter: https://www.squarewebsites.org/products/universal-filter

This seemingly arbitrary limitation feels impossible to solve.

Why Squarespace? Why?!

If anyone has a solution for this I'd like to know.

Thanks!

I should clarify, that this situation is solvable, to a point using the Universal Filter plugin by exposing the .filter-value with CSS, like:

/* -- Expose .filter-value -- */  
.custom-filter-container .filterDropdown:not(.outside-values-visible) .outsideFilterValues {display: block;}

This will show the name of the tag or category a user has filtered underneath the filter name.

And this works wherever the filter is applied, but it really should be built in AND developers/clients should have the ability to name the value title, which using Universal Filter can be done within the config script for tags and/or categories, here:

name: 'Filter By Topic',
multiple: true,
capitalcase: true,
getAttr: 'tags'

Also, it's unfathomable to me why Squarespace would make the arbitrary decision to limit how tags and categories can be displayed AND to set character limits to categories.

Perhaps they'll add this back to 7.1 and have some internal reason for not doing so already, but a little more transparency from them would be greatly appreciated, especially with features that have been removed in the transition from 7.0 to 7.1.

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